Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Carnival of Homeschooling is up

The Carnival of Homeschooling, Martin Luther King Edition is up over at Consent of the Governed. My post on what happened when I tried to teach Tic-Tac-Toe to the Pillowfight Fairy is featured.

There are a lot of other interesting posts there. I particularly liked this one about an Asperger's Syndrome boy who made a breakthrough in social reasoning.

There are also a few posts there dealing with an unpleasant phenomenon that has been occurring more and more frequently as homeschooling becomes more popular and widespread in society: that parents who are truly unfit as parents will occasionally pull their children out of school specifically to keep their unfitness from coming to light with the authorities. When this happens, of course, it gives all of us in the homeschooling movement a collective black eye. Anyway, there were posts about this phenomenon here and here.

The latter of these two posts also refers to another problem that's been popping up with increasing frequency lately, called "Push-Outs" within the homeschooling community. More details, and a definition of the term, here.

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